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Cutaneous Metaplastic Synovial Cyst in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Report of a Second Case

Guala, Andrea MD*; Viglio, Simona PhD; Ottinetti, Antonio MD; Angeli, Giovanni MD; Canova, Gualtiero MD§; Colombo, Enrico MD; Dardano, Fabrizio MD; Danesino, Cesare MD; Valli, Maurizia PhD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: February 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 59-61
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e31815b9c82
Extraordinary Case Report

A cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst is a rare entity that is probably caused by trauma or surgery. We report the second case of cutaneous metaplastic synovial cyst in a child with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. His father is also affected with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and his diagnosis is substantiated by the demonstration of reduced synthesis of collagen type V.

From the *Pediatria, Ospedale Castelli, ASL 14 Regione Piemonte, Verbania; †Dipartimento di Biochimica “A Castellani” Università di Pavia, Pavia; ‡Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Ospedale S, Andrea, Vercelli; §Chirurgia Generale, Ospedale SS. Pietro e Paolo, Borgosesia; ¶Dermatologia, Ospedale S. Andrea, Vercelli; and Genetica Medica, Università di Pavia e IRCCS S.Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

Reprints: Cesare Danesino, MD, Genetica Medica, Via Forlanini 14, 27100 Pavia, Italy (e-mail:

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.